Women's Volleyball

Eva Raat
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Parnumaa, Estonia

High School:
Audentese Spordigumnaasium

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Eva Raat

06/13/2012

Volleyball Recruiting Class Earns First National Ranking

Class ranked 30th by PrepVolleyball.com

Shymansky on Raat:
"I was fortunate to see Eva train last year when I was recruiting in Europe. At that time she had potential, but didn't have a complete game yet. When I saw her play again this season, she had become longer, stronger, smarter and better. She is now a smooth and rangy hitter with power and directional control, as well as good ball control skills in the back row, which is rare for a player of her height.Eva will certainly provide us with a new look in our lineup as we look to replace two impact outside hitters from last year.She has had the advantage of playing at a high level for several years now, and playing against very experienced women. She will take on the speed and power of the collegiate game with ease.It was very fun getting to know Eva as a person during the recruiting process and I know that her teammates are intrigued by her cultural and playing experiences, growing up in Estonia. She is as excited about the experience and opportunity at Marquette as we are about her."

Prior to Marquette: Spent previous six years playing club volleyball for Parnu Vorkpalliklubi, helping the squad to a Baltic League Championship in 2012 ... Six-rotation player ... Attended Audentese Spordigumnaasium in Tallinn, Estonia ... First European-trained volleyball player to ever compete for the Golden Eagles ... Member of the Estonian youth national team (2008-11) ... Chose Marquette over the College of Charleston and Hawai'i.

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